Legend of Broomfield Assisted Living Achieves Deficiency-Free Infection Control Survey During COVID-19 Outbreak
June 15th, 2020 | Press Releases
Legend of Broomfield, a Legend Senior Living® residence, has achieved a zero-deficiency infection control survey from the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division (HFEMS) of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
“To reach our goal of zero deficiencies in every Legend community, we strive to exceed required standards for all of the six states in which we operate. With the coronavirus pandemic, we implemented infection control precautions, and completed thousands of hours of training in order to equip associates and residents with the information and skills needed to reduce their risk of infection,” said Kristin Sutton, RN, BSN, Vice President of Clinical Services for Legend Senior Living. “The survey results speak volumes to the staff’s commitment to the community and the residents we serve. This accomplishment offers residents and their families peace of mind knowing that the community is operating at or above the highest standard of quality service, environment and care.”
Each senior living community in Colorado must pass an unannounced infection control survey. Surveyors conduct observations, documentation reviews and interviews with staff, residents and families, which drive the outcomes of the survey and highlight any potential areas that would require further review.
During an inspection, HFEMS surveyors review a sampling of clinical records, policies and procedures, and other relevant documents. They also conduct interviews with residents, family members, staff, visitors and volunteers.
Each Legend Senior Living community conducts its business to be survey-ready every day. “We accomplish this through our quality management and quality review processes to ensure all regulatory items are at or exceeding compliance standards,” Sutton said.